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Our Genealogy Helper for Rentz Ferry ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rentz Ferry (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rentz Ferry. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rentz Ferry is located in Choctaw County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Rentz Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rentz Ferry:

  • Choctaw County     (The home county of Rentz Ferry)
    • Cedahoma [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedahoma
      • Cedahoma [Choctaw County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pennington [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Choctaw City [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw City
      • Choctaw City [Choctaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw City
    • Pelham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Choctaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jachin [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jachin
      • Jachin [Choctaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jachin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jachin
    • Cromwell [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Choctaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Butler [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler [Choctaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<3>
    • Lisman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
    • Needham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Choctaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Toxey [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxey
      • Toxey [Choctaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toxey
    • Gilbertown [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertown
      • Gilbertown [Choctaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbertown<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Morvin [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morvin
      • Morvin [Clarke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morvin
    • Campbell [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Clarke County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Atkeison [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkeison
      • Atkeison [Clarke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkeison
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Fulton [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Coffeeville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
  • Dallas County
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
  • Greene County
    • Forkland [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
      • Forkland [Greene County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
    • Boligee [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
      • Boligee [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<3>
    • Eutaw [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Greene County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<3>
  • Hale County
    • Gallion [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallion
      • Gallion [Hale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallion
    • Arcola [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Hale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Prairieville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Hale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Newbern [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern [Hale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
    • Sawyerville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerville
      • Sawyerville [Hale County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyerville<3>
    • Greensboro [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
  • Marengo County
    • Beckleys [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckleys
      • Beckleys [Marengo County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckleys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Myrtlewood [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
      • Myrtlewood [Marengo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
    • Blue Lock [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Lock
      • Blue Lock [Marengo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Griffins [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins
      • Griffins [Marengo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Half Acre [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Acre
      • Half Acre [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Former names for Half Acre:
      • Hell's Half Acre
      • Luther's Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Acre
    • Pin Hook [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pin Hook
      • Pin Hook [Marengo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pin Hook
    • Linden [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Marengo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Providence [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Marengo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Barrons [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrons
      • Barrons [Marengo County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nanafalia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanafalia
      • Nanafalia [Marengo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanafalia
    • Sweet Water [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Marengo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Hugo [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
      • Hugo [Marengo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
  • Perry County
    • Freetown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown [Perry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
    • The Village [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Village
      • The Village [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Village
  • Sumter County
    • Derby [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Bellamy [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellamy
      • Bellamy [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy
    • Arrington [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrington
      • Arrington [Sumter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrington
    • Brewersville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewersville
      • Brewersville [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewersville
    • Intercourse [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Intercourse
      • Intercourse [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Intercourse
    • Moore Town [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Town
      • Moore Town [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Town
    • Ward [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • York [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Sumter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Former names for York:
      • New York Station
      • York Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Livingston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Former name for Cuba:
      • Cuba Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • Epes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
      • Epes [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
  • Wilcox County
    • Arlington [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Wilcox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Former name for Arlington:
      • Dumas Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Anne Manie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anne Manie
      • Anne Manie [Wilcox County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anne Manie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anne Manie
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rentz Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Rentz Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Rentz Ferry ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rentz Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rentz Ferry, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rentz Ferry.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rentz Ferry:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Rentz Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rentz Ferry.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rentz Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Clover Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • James Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the James Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Campground Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campground Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campground Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Campground Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry.
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  • Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Community Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry.
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  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry.
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  • Rembert Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rembert Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rembert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rembert Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Millwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Millwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Millwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Millwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Jefferson Smalls Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Smalls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jefferson Smalls Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Ebenezer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ebenezer Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Black Bluff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Bluff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Bluff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Black Bluff Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Berry Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berry Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berry Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Berry Chapel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry.
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    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Rentz Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rentz Ferry.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rentz Ferry, with the one closest to Rentz Ferry listed first.

  • Myrtlewood [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
    • Myrtlewood [Marengo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
  • Rembert [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rembert
    • Rembert [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rembert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rembert
  • Tompkinsville [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkinsville
    • Tompkinsville [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jefferson [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Marengo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Linden [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
    • Linden [Marengo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Linden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
  • Robjohn [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robjohn
    • Robjohn [Choctaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robjohn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nanafalia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanafalia
      • Nanafalia [Marengo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanafalia
    • Aimwell [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
      • Aimwell [Marengo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
    • Moss [Marengo County] - Historic
      • While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Marengo County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Octagon [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octagon
      • Octagon [Marengo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Octagon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Octagon
    • Sweet Water [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Marengo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Old Spring Hill [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Spring Hill
      • Old Spring Hill [Marengo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Spring Hill
    • Williamsburg [Marengo County] - Historic
      • While Williamsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Marengo County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coatopa [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatopa
      • Coatopa [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coatopa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatopa
    • Shiloh [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Marengo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rentz Ferry. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rentz Ferry.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rentz Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rentz Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2810, Longitude: -87.9425       In this case, the coordinates for Rentz Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rentz Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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